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Unread 07-24-2008, 07:08 PM
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sworovoski spotter

Been wanting to purchase a 20-60x65 sworo spotter. Can't decide on purchasing the regular model or the HD model. Im asking for imput from anyone that have used both of these scopes, is the HD worth the extra $500 dollars for a hunting application? Im having a hard time deciding and dont know if I want to scrape up the extra cash.
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Unread 07-24-2008, 07:34 PM
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For hunting I don't think that the HD is nessecary
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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Unread 07-24-2008, 08:11 PM
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Great deal here on an HD model, if I did not already have two good spotting scopes this one would be gone.

Swarovski STS 20x 65mm HD Spotting Scope - ArcheryTalk
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Unread 07-24-2008, 09:46 PM
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GMF, I have been using the 20-60 HD Swaro for a while now and i will tell you that every time i take it out i am amazed by it!!! For pure hunting purposes you dont need the HD lenses. The word from my swaro rep is that the HD is not really noticable to human eyes and is intended more for people doing digiscoping .

IF you are interested in a new one give me a call at 1-800-522-3314 or PM me, i think we have a few in stock.

take it easy
Steve Elmenhorst
Third Generation Shooting Supply
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Unread 07-24-2008, 11:57 PM
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True apochromatic ED (low dispersion) glass is definitely noticeable to the practiced user and after trying both types, I won't go without it on a spotter again. I can't answer whether it's necessary for you, but I will say if you file it under "Buy Once, Cry Once" and plan to use your spotter for a lifetime I would give it serious consideration.

Take care,

"See Better, Shoot Better"
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Unread 07-25-2008, 07:27 PM
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While I cannot answer your question, I did compare the 65 vs. 80 HD inside a Cabelas store. The 80 HD gathered 30% more light in my opinion. Since I like to stay out until the last possible minute of light, I bit the bullet (weight wise) and went with the 80 HD. The 80HD was recommended by Coues Sniper here as well, and he's 100% correct.

My range is as follows: First 100 Yds is in the open, the last 250 yds is a 20' wide path cut thru 40' to 60' tall Oak and Maple trees. With the 80HD, I can see .30 cal bullets in paper @ 300 Yds in the shade on matt paper.

I didn't do a HD vs. non HD comparison because I lean towards the "buy once" theory. (It's taken a few years and many wasted $$ to learn it.)
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